Lakeshore Family Dentistry Blog

April 18, 2019
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Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

We know that for most of our patients, their favorite part of a dental cleaning is how smooth and clean their teeth feel afterward, not to mention how shiny they are. Tooth polishing has long been part of the dental checkup routine
April 11, 2019
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Do Drugstore Teeth Whitening Products Work?

The most effective and best teeth whitening treatment you can receive is a professional teeth whitening session at the dentist. The dentist has access to specialized whitening products and knows how to whiten teeth quickly and effectively.
April 4, 2019
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3 Ways to Re-Shape Your Smile Without Braces

When people think of a smile makeover, many people think of braces. And it's true that braces can create a very powerful before and after image. However, not every smile makeover involves braces.
March 27, 2019
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The Fast Magic of Dental Bonding

If you need a chipped tooth repaired or want a fast and relatively affordable way to change the shape of your smile, dental bonding is the solution.
March 19, 2019
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Not Everyone Loses All Their Baby Teeth (Milk Teeth)!

While most people finish losing their primary teeth (also called baby teeth or milk teeth) by age 12, there are some adults who still have at least one baby tooth!
March 11, 2019
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The Role of the Dental Assistant in Your Health

Dental assistants are often described as the dentist's right hand. They are vital members of the dental team who ensure that you are cared for in a timely, efficient manner in a super clean, germ-free practice.
March 3, 2019
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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

Among the many changes that women experience in their bodies when they become pregnant, changes to their oral health may be among the most surprising and perplexing.
February 23, 2019
man wonders what dental fillings are made of

What Are Tooth Fillings Made Of? (Hint: Not Frosting!)

Ask anyone over the age of 40 and they'll tell you that getting a dental filling used to mean adding a gleam of metal to your mouth. Recently, modern dentistry has adopted new high-tech materials that imitate the look of natural teeth
February 16, 2019
senior elderly couple with dental implants

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With dental implants becoming a more and more popular solution to replace missing teeth, it's fair to ask: how long do dental implants last? The short answer is that dental implants can last a lifetime. Here's the long answer.
February 8, 2019
risk of tooth decay drinking iced tea

3 Drinks That Have Way More Sugar Than You Think

The message that soda is bad for your teeth and your overall health is hard to avoid these days. Most of us already know that sugary soda pop should be treated as a special treat.
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